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9th District candidates to hold 3 debates

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Staff Report

Candidates for the 9th Congressional District in U.S. Congress will participate in three televised debates in October.

Anthony Flaccavento of Abingdon, a Democrat, is challenging incumbent Morgan Griffith, a Republican, for the seat in the Nov. 6 election.

The debates include:

• Oct. 15, 7-8 p.m., Bluefield College. WVVA TV will broadcast live.

• Oct. 18, 7-8 p.m., The Bristol Hotel. The Bristol Herald Courier is partnering with the Bristol Chamber of Commerce and WCYB News 5 to host a “Your Voice, Your Future” debate. It will be televised live by WCYB’s Tri-Cities CW and rebroadcast at noon Oct. 21 on WCYB. In addition, the Herald Courier and WCYB will livestream the debate on their websites, heraldcourier.com and wcyb.com.

• Oct. 22, 7-8 p.m., The Salem Civic Center. Sponsored by Salem-Roanoke County Chamber of Commerce. WDBJ-7 will broadcast the debate.